THIS WEEKEND IN BOCA & DELRAY JULY 14, - JULY 16, 2017
THURSDAY JULY 13TH
Audiences will be in for a bloody good time when Palm Beach Dramaworks presents Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
The musical thriller, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Hugh Wheeler, opens at the Don & Ann BrownTheatre on July 14 with a special preview on JULY 13th and continues through August 6.
Sweeney Todd was the recipient of eight Tony Awards in 1979, including Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book. This delightfully macabre tale of obsession and revenge is based on Christopher Bond's 1973 play Sweeney Todd, which is a retelling of a British melodrama that dates back to 1847. Banished from England on a trumped-up charge by a corrupt judge who lusted after his wife, Sweeney escapes his confinement 15 years later and manages to return to London. He learns from his old neighbor, Mrs. Lovett, that his wife poisoned herself and that his daughter Johanna is now Judge Turpin's ward. Sweeney sets out in pursuit of the judge, and the plot twists are worthy of Shakespeare. As he goes increasingly mad, no one is safe from his razor. Mrs. Lovett becomes his enterprising cohort, grinding Sweeney's victims into filling for the meat pies she sells at her shop - and turning a nice profit in the process.
The original production of Sweeney Todd, directed by Hal Prince (Tony Award), opened on Broadway on March 1, 1979 and ran for 557 performances. It starred Len Cariou as Sweeney Todd and Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Lovett, both of whom won Tony Awards.
The show is often referred to as Sondheim's masterpiece, and it is among his most popular works.
Palm Beach Dramaworks is a non-profit, professional theatre and is a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the South Florida Theatre League, Florida Professional Theatres Association, and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.
The Don & Ann Brown Theatre is located in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach, at 201 Clematis Street. For ticket information contact the box office at (561) 514-4042, or visit www.palmbeachdramaworks.org.
FRIDAY JULY 14TH
SUSHI & STROLL
On select Friday evenings in the summertime, guests take part in the rare opportunity to stroll the gardens at sunset during Sushi & Stroll!
2017 Sushi & Stroll Summer Walks Presented by JM Lexus
From 5:30-8:30pm guests experience and explore the Japanese gardens, cold drink in hand. Sip craft sake selections – some sweet, sparkling or creamy – that you won’t find anywhere else in South Florida.
Visitors are also invited to indulge in Pan-Asian cuisine from Morikami’s Cornell Café (not included in admission price), shop in the Museum Storeand enjoy roaring taiko drum performances by Fushu Daiko at 6:30PM, 7:15PM and 8:00PM (additional $3, limited tickets available).
Experience three exhilarating taiko performances
Enjoy premium Japanese sake & ice cold beer
Taste Pan-Asian cuisine from the Cornell Café
Museum members get in FREE and do not require reservations.
THE TURNSTILES - BILLY JOEL TRIBUTE
The City of Boca Raton’s Summer in the City series promises a line-up of FREE Friday night live music and movies under the moonlight from June 9th through August 12th at Downtown Boca’s Mizner Park Amphitheater.
Tribute concert attendees ages 21 and over can sample a variety of craft beers from Hollywood Brewery at the Beer Garden starting at 7:00 p.m.
Attendees are encouraged to walk, bike, car pool and use free parking at City Hall and the Boca Raton Library.
Seating: Chairs and blankets are welcome. For your convenience, chairs will be available to rent for $5 cash inside the venue
Food and beverages will be available to purchase inside the venue. No outside food or beverages are allowed.
Shows are rain or shine.
SATURDAY JULY 15th
Bastille Day Celebration (one day late!)
Celebrate the arts and culture of France during this annual event.
Saturday, July 15 / Noon – 5 PM
Noon-5 p.m. / Scavenger Hunt via your mobile phone
12:15–1 p.m. / Story-time with Norton educator Kate Losee
12:30 & 12:45 p.m. / Spotlight Talks: Georges Braque and Les Soeurs Chevalme
12:30–3:30 p.m. / Family Art Activity: Viva la France! pin-making workshop
1–1:40 p.m. / French Connections: Photography exhibition discussion with curatorial assistant J. Rachel Gustafson
1–4 p.m. / Plein-air painting demonstration by artist Hope Reis
1:30 & 1:45 p.m. / Spotlight Talks: Gustave Courbet and Valerie Belin
2–2:40 p.m. / French 101 with Natacha Koblova, Director of the Multilingual Language and Culture Society
2–2:30 p.m. / Highlights of the Collection Docent-led Tourmeet at visitor services desk
2–2:30 p.m. / Film: The Red Balloon (1956); French with English subtitles
Fisher program space
2:30 & 2:45 p.m. / Spotlight Talks: Robert Delaunay and Eugène Atget
3–3:30 p.m. / Tour En Française: Sculptures by Picasso and Brancusi led by docent Renate Gross meet at visitor services desk
3-4 p.m. / DIY: Inspired by Rodin’s and Degas’ drawings of performers, sketch musician Lisa Fearon performing on violin Davis gallery
3–4:30 p.m. / Music: Les Nuages performs French songs and gypsy jazz
Fisher program space
3:30 & 3:45 p.m. / Spotlight Talks: Claude Monet and Yasumasa Morimura
4–4:30 p.m. / French Styles in America from Impressionism to Art Deco tour, led by curator Glenn Tomlinson
Meet at visitor services desk
Sales of crepes, baguette sandwiches, and drinks by Potions in Motion begins at noon fisher program space.
USTA Girls' 12 and USTA Boys' 18 & 16 National Clay Court Championships
July 15-22, 2017
Girls' Singles: 78' Yellow Ball 12 (COMP)
Girls' Doubles: 78' Yellow Ball 12 (SE)
Polo Club of Boca Raton
5400 Champion Blvd
Boca Raton, FL 33496 Map
6th ANNUAL BOCA BURGER BATTLE - A Grilling Affair!
Tickets on sale now at http://www.bocaburgerbattle.com/tickets.html
* BURGERS * ALTERNATIVE BURGERS * GRILLING SENSATIONS
* BEER * CRAFT BEER * SUMMER WINES
* LIVE ENTERTAINMENT by CLASSIC ROCK THERAPY and VOODOO POSSUM
* WineEvents.com ONSITE WINE STORE *
VOTE FOR THE "BEST BOCA BURGER" *
WILL CALL ENTRANCE WILL BE LOCATED AT THE CORNER OF
NE 2ND STREET & NE 1ST AVENUE
6 PM to 10 PM
After five amazing battle years, the BBQ Grills will fire up again for the 6th Annual Boca Burger Battle Competition in Sanborn Square Park in downtown Boca Raton.
This year's Battle Contenders come from these South Florida Cities;
Boca Raton is featuring M.E.A.T. Eatery & Taproom, Shake Shack, Sybarite Pig, Yard House, Black Rose Irish Pub, Flashback American Kitchen & Bar, Junior's Cheesecake
Boynton Beach is featuring Josie's Ristorante
Coral Springs is featuring Metro Diner and their Fort Lauderdale location
Deerfield Beach is featuring Tucker Duke's Lunchbox and their Boca location
Delray Beach is featuring Deck 84, ROK:BRGR, Burger & Beer Joint, Beer Trade Co. and their Boca location
Fort Lauderdale is featuring Tap 42 and their Boca location
Participants have other locations in South Beach, Brickell Miami, Coral Gables, Hallandale, Pembroke Pines, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens
Each hand-picked chef will create their grilling masterpieces and will present them to a prestige table of Grill Master Judge's
This community event with its "Backyard BBQ" theme not only showcases some of the best beef and alternative burgers that can be found, but also has an array of summer food tasting stations sampling gourmet food items. You can quench your thirst with a variety of craft beers and wines.
Portion of proceeds from the Boca Burger Battle benefit PROPEL, www.PropelYourFuture.org, People Reaching Out to Provide Education and Leadership, a 501c3 Non Profit Organization located in Boca Raton. PROPEL's goal is to address the needs of youth and be a catalyst for change, one life at a time. They offer weekly programming and special events in the areas of arts, education and recreation to best forward the future of our youth.
The Boca Burger Battle is presented by WineEvents.com, and produced by South Florida event production company BocaRaton.com & The BITES! Network, which also produces the Boca Raton Wine and Food Festival every November.
General Admission tickets are $50 per person and VIP tickets are Pre-Sale $75 / Regular $125 per person. VIP ticket holders receive unlimited food and drink tastings and enjoy early bird entry at 6 PM instead of 7 PM. Burger Battle GA Guests will enjoy entry at 7 PM and three drink tickets and unlimited food tastings. This is a 21 + year old event from 6 pm to 10 pm, No Pets PLEASE. Event is Rain or Shine! So, no refunds Battle Fans... You can purchase Tickets Online or call 561.338.7594.
SUNDAY JULY 16th
Stand Up Comedy Class for Beginners
Sick Puppies Comedy Classes
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Center Stage Performing Arts
7200 West Camino Real
No Experience Required Three hour introduction on the basics of Stand Up Comedy.
$59 at the door | $49 in advance | $39 for the first 10 people registered.
Do you have an interest in Stand Up Comedy but not quite sure how to get started? This class will help you understand how to come up with material, how to write a joke, put a comedy set together and how to deliver it on stage. They will even get into a little bit of crowd work and the business of stand up comedy as well.